Katy made $44 million between May, 2010 and May, 2011 — according to Forbes. The couple married in October, 2010, so Russell could have scored a fortune if he exercised his community property rights.
But here’s the deal. As one source put it, “This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch (Yiddish for a good person).” He doesn’t want Katy’s money. He’s happy to walk away with the money he earned — which is far less than what Katy raked in.
While my gut reaction is apparently the opportunity to have sex with Katy Perry‘s breasts is worth $22 million, I’m going to go ahead and assume Russell Brand knows he’d just end up buying an entire poppy field and force crippled prostitutes to work it. He probably caught himself looking at bull whips and went, “No, Russell, no. Their wheelchairs will just get stuck all the time.”